Guided meditation to aid sleep and relaxation (free 7 day trial.) Highly recommended. CLICK HERE
The big idea : What if every little thing you do changes history?
(2024) article by Brian Klaas. 'The paradox, then, is that we control nothing, but we influence everything...everything we do matters.' CLICK HERE
Brief reflection on maps
(1984) From On the Contrary and Other Poems by Miroslav Holub (Newcastle-on-Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 1984 – translated from Czech by Ewald Osers)
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who knew a thing about maps,
by which life moves somewhere or other used to tell this story from the war,
through which history moves somewhere or other.
From a small Hungarian unit in the Alps a young lieutenant
sent out a scouting party into the icy wastes.
At once it began to snow, it snowed for two days and the party
did not return. The lieutenant was in distress: he had sent
his men to their deaths.
On the third day, however, the scouting party was back.
Where had they been? How had they managed to find their way?
Yes, the men explained, we certainly thought we were
lost and awaited our end. When suddenly one of our lot
found a map in his pocket. We felt reassured.
We made a bivouac, waited for the snow to stop, and then
with the map found the right direction.And here we are.
The lieutenant asked to see that remarkable map in order to
study it. It wasn’t a map of the Alps
but the Pyrenees.
Goodbye. CLICK HERE
There are advantages to worrying
My experience of anxiety
(2020) by Andrew Perry. I am part of a wider problem of forgetting, and hiding, our problematic experiences of anxiety. As if remembering, and communicating, our problematic anxiety rendered us socially toxic. CLICK HERE
Twelve ways to meditate without actually meditating
(2023) by Amy Fleming. Refreshingly simple short article suggesting additional ways to reduce our level of arousal CLICK HERE
First we make the beast beautiful
(2018) book by Sarah Wilson. First hand account of managing problematic anxiety. “I am anxious often, but it’s kept in check if I don’t get anxious about being anxious.” Free review. CLICK HERE
(2022). Series of relaxing restoration videos where someones care and attention brings previously non working objects back to life. CLICK HERE
Eight relaxation tips from Mind CLICK HERE
All aboard the sleigh ride
BBC (2015). Super relaxing viewing at a different pace. Slow TV at its best. CLICK HERE
Making a friend of Fear
(2021) by Dina Rezek. Audio programmes detailing a change in anxiety level after a traumatic event and how we might learnt to recover. CLICK HERE
Seriously....The upsides of anxiety
(2019) by Andrew Hussey. Gentle audio of how anxiety might help and often hinders us. CLICK HERE
(2020) BBC radio programme. How painting instruction has a calming content which can ease anxiety, reduce stress and help you get to sleep. CLICK HERE